January 29, 2010 4:16:01 PM IST Abid, Bollywood Trade News Network
RAM GOPAL VERMA
In quite a few press conferences while replying to questions from the scribes, director Ramgopal Varma has clearly stated that RANN is not about media bashing. Lead actor, megastar Amitabh Bachchan too categorically stated that RANN is not an attempt to show media in a negative light. On the other hand, it was media that inspired RGV to make RANN.
Ramu explains that it was the sudden proliferation of news channels that caught his attention and led him to think as to whether there was a sudden demand for multiple news channels or it was just a selfish ploy by media barons to make money.
He disclosed that while watching a certain news channel he understood that any news report could be edited and made authentic as well a spicy as per the demand and news making had become almost similar to filmmaking. He added that factual truths and extra footage when added together can change the focus of the news and make it interesting in order to hold the attention of the viewer and garner TRPS.
Interesting thoughts of the iconoclastic director and one is certain that RANN will turn out to be an interesting watch. The much awaited film has released to a good opening today that is Friday 29th January 2010!